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Things to do in Gran Canaria

Things to do

Ready to dive into the heart of Gran Canaria and uncover all the epic adventures, mouth-watering eats, and unforgettable moments this Canary Island paradise has in store? Well, buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a journey through the sandy dunes of Maspalomas, the bustling streets of Las Palmas, and the sun-drenched shores of Puerto Rico. Whether you’re bringing the whole family, cosying up with your special someone, or living it up with your squad, we’ve got the lowdown on all the must-try activities and must-visit spots. And because we know that a holiday isn’t complete without some culinary delights, we’ve sprinkled in some top-notch restaurant recommendations to keep your taste buds dancing all trip long.

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Things to do in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles for...


  1. Dolphin & Whale Watching: Set sail and meet the ocean's friendliest inhabitants.

  2. Charco de Maspalomas: A natural oasis where kids can spot birds and tiny fish.

  3. Holiday World Fairground: Classic rides with a modern twist. Ferris wheel views, anyone?

  4. Jeep Safari: Explore the island's rugged side, with pit stops at hidden gems.

  5. Interactive Gran Canaria Espacio Digital: A techy haven for the curious minds.


  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride: Float above the dunes and coastline, hand in hand.

  2. Horseback Riding at El Salobre: Trot through the serene landscapes together.

  3. Dinner at La Aquarela: Fine dining with ocean whispers.

  4. Desert Star Gazing: Connect under a blanket of stars.

  5. Beachfront Yoga: Find zen together with the sound of waves.


  1. Dune Buggy Adventure: Race and rally on the sandy terrains!

  2. Tapas Cooking Class: Master the art of bite-sized delights.

  3. Beach Sports Day: From paddleboarding to beach tennis, challenge each other!

  4. Desert Camp Night: Campfire tales and tunes in the dunes.

  5. Live Music at Tipsy Hammock Bar: Groove to the island beats.

Foodie hotspots

  1. Brunelli's Steakhouse: Meaty delights with a view.

  2. La Tapita - Los Jose's: Authentic tapas that'll make you dance.

  3. 360º Restaurant: Dine with panoramic views of Playa del Ingles.

Things to do in Las Palmas for...


  1. Casa de Colón: Dive into the world of Christopher Columbus and his voyages.

  2. Parque Doramas: A lush oasis with playgrounds and ponds.

  3. Pérez Galdós House Museum: Step into the world of the famous Spanish writer.

  4. Las Canteras Snorkeling: Discover the colourful marine life.

  5. Street Art Tour: Explore the city's vibrant murals and installations.


  1. Rooftop Cinema: Classic movies under the stars.

  2. Mercado del Puerto: Evening tapas hopping.

  3. Las Palmas Old Town Walk: Wander through history and charm.

  4. Couples Massage at O2 Wellness Center: Relax and reconnect.

  5. Jazz Night at The Jazz Times: Groove to sultry tunes.


  1. Craft Beer Tasting: Cheers to local brews and good times.

  2. Salsa Dancing Class: Get those hips moving!

  3. Urban Beach Day at Alcaravaneras: Sun, volleyball, and picnic fun.

  4. Shopping Spree at Triana Street: Grab some island fashion.

  5. Night Out at La Azotea de Benito Cocktail Bar: Mixology magic in the heart of the city.

Foodie hotspots

  1. Deliciosa Marta: A gastronomic journey.

  2. Kitchen Lovers: Modern twists on Canarian classics.

  3. Segundo Muelle Las Palmas: Seafood at its finest.

Things to do in Puerto Rico for...


  1. Angostura Canyon Hike: Nature trails with scenic viewpoints.

  2. Multi-Adventure Park: Ziplines, bridges, and family fun.

  3. Cactualdea Park: A world of cacti and tropical plants.

  4. Fishing Trip: Catch and cook your dinner!

  5. Pirate Ship Adventure: Ahoy, mateys! Set sail on a swashbuckling journey.


  1. Sunset Catamaran Cruise: Sail into the golden hour.

  2. Cliffside Dinner at Restaurante Fusion: Dine with breathtaking views.

  3. Tropical Fruit Tasting Tour: A sweet and exotic date idea.

  4. Couples' Dive in the Blue Lagoon: Dive into romance.

  5. Beachfront Spa Day: Relax to the sound of waves.


  1. Puerto Rico Night Market: Shop, eat, and groove.

  2. Beach Club Day: Sun loungers, cocktails, and DJ beats.

  3. Canyoning Adventure: Adrenaline rush in the island's canyons.

  4. Group Paddleboarding: Teamwork on the turquoise waters.

  5. Theme Night at Bubbles Bar: From 80s night to tropical fiesta.

Foodie hotspots

  1. Restaurante Fusion: Culinary delights with a view.

  2. Taste Mesón: A modern take on Spanish classics.

  3. Balcon Canario: Traditional dishes with a modern twist.

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